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State of the Union

Only continued pressure from grassroots activists will force Washington to do the right thing.

Bill de Blasio

The powerful right-wing lobby doesn’t represent most American Jews, and it’s no longer the only game in town.

Flags

The Obama administration's strategic rebalance is really just a retreat. 

NSA speech

In his recent speech, the president offered an unbridled defense of the surveillance state.

Chris Christie

He’s not the only Republican governor who has abused his office to destroy political enemies.

Chris Christie

Oh, how we love those Republican “straight-shooters.”

Kshama Sawant, right (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Kshama Sawant’s City Council victory reflects broad trends: polls show voters are increasingly immune to redbaiting.

Blogs

The budget conference committee should consider a real alternative to austerity.

October 29, 2013

It sounds far-fetched, but the US has a history of high-level snooping.

October 29, 2013

But with any luck we will see whether their policies have character. 

October 15, 2013

Does the Obama administration have the savvy it needs?

October 14, 2013

The movement is so dramatic that, even with gerrymandering in their favor, Republicans are beginning to look vulnerable.

October 11, 2013

An investigation by the Committee to Protect Journalists concludes that the president has presided over an unprecedented campaign to control the media.

October 10, 2013

President Obama told AP he’d “think about changing” any name “that was offending a sizable group of people.”

October 9, 2013

Congressman John Fleming agreed with a caller to a radio program that fighting Obamacare is like fighting slavery. 

October 2, 2013

The right salivates over the “news” that the NYC mayoral hopeful once visited Nicaragua and that, for a yearbook photo, didn’t wear a tie. 

September 27, 2013

The protracted fight to get a more qualified woman nominated over a less qualified man is a perfect parable for how hard achieving diversity really is.

September 17, 2013